Friday, October 20, 2006

Nutting, mushrooms and pictures.

1. Rolling spiny chestnut husks under my boots. I can feel sound nuts 'squeaking' against each other -- the deflated duds don't seem to rub against each other in the same way. Once the husks have split open, I can pick the glossy brown nuts out of the mud.

2. While hunting for chestnuts, I find a few porcini mushrooms on a mossy bank. I take the best one of them home for supper. The yellow flesh tinges blue when it is sliced -- which I reckon makes it Boletus badius. Fried with butter and added to pasta with a few sweet tomatoes and herbs, it is delicious.

3. New photos. A package from Boots -- including a lovely one of my sister crossing her eyes, and several of Andy and Fenella, battling with the veil at the wedding; and PaulV emails a few over -- two scenes from last weekend in Wales. One is a group shot and one is a B&W picture of me sitting on a ruin looking severe and stern, which will cause great hilarity at work.

11 comments:

  1. Oooh... I want to go find some chesnuts now :)

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  2. Have a lovely weekend clare. Would give anything to see the pictures which are certain to cause hilarity. LOL

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  3. 1. Montgomery Clift's pain on camera. 2. The beauty and the violence of Joy Division. 3. Edie Sedgwick's fragile elegance.

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  4. these three things do sound lovely. you have a good idea here.

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  5. It's nice to see how someone can appreciate the little stuff that gives life meaning. What a great idea of a blog. :)

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  6. BT: Slightly numb legs after two glasses of champagne.

    How do your chestnuts taste Clare? Ours are rather bitter on the farm this year. Hoping it's not a problem following our Rather Long Summer...

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  7. wonderful.really nice...your a master clare!

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  8. and besides....i think il go raid the fridge looking for chestnuts!

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  9. Nice Blog nice writing, I’ll be back Robert viewing from London

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  10. I love your blog - we all need Beautiful Things every day!

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  11. I love the way you use words to express yourself.

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